CENTERVILLE, Mass.-- The 13th-ranked Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team earned a plethora of First- and Second-Team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference honors in addition to having the Offensive Player and Co-Rookie of the Year released by the conference Thursday (May 1).
Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, Sask./Bishop James Mahoney) was named Offensive Player of the Year in addition to being named to the All-ECAC First Team. The junior midfielder led the Storm with 44 points on 30 goals, 14 assists. Harding scored three or more goals in six games and tallied five or more points five times. He scored a season-high six points twice, including a five goal performance against Walsh University on April 18. In addition to his point total, he also collected 17 groundballs.
Austin Bishop (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) was named Co-Rookie of the Year in addition to a spot on the All-Rookie team after earning Rookie of the Week honors three times this season. Bishop totaled 32 points in his freshman campaign on 21 goals, 11 assists with a shooting percentage of 61.8. Bishop notched four goals twice this season, including a season-high six points against Alderson-Broaddus University on March 22. He also collected 23 groundballs.
Defenseman Justin Goodwin (New Westminster, B.C/New Westminster Secondary), midfielder/faceoff specialist Rashad Brown (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport/Genesee CC/Mars Hill) and attackman Trevor Tarte (Amhertsburg, Ont./Kiski Prep) joined Harding as All-ECAC First Team selections.
Goodwin, a two-time Defensive Player of the Week selection this season, collected a team-high 82 groundballs while causing 25 turnovers. He had a season-high of 14 groundballs against Wheeling Jesuit University on March 26 and caused a season-high six turnovers against Roberts Wesleyan University on April 16. In addition to his defensive stats, Goodwin had one goal and two assists.
A two-time Specialist of the Week selection, Brown finished the season with a faceoff winning percentage of 58.9% (139-of-236). In addition to his faceoffs, Brown was second on the team with 52 groundballs. Against Walsh, he won 19-of-21 (90%) of this faceoffs. Against Ohio Valley University on March 19, Brown won 16-of-18 (88.9%) faceoffs while grabbing seven groundballs and assisting on two goals.
Tarte earned a spot on the All-ECAC First Team after earning two Offensive Player of the Week honors. For the season, the senior tallied 35 points on 29 goals, six assists. Tarte scored three or more goals on seven different occasions including a season-high six points on five goals, one assist against Alderson-Broaddus and four goals, two assists against Ohio Valley. He also collected 13 groundballs.
Johnston totaled 30 points on 13 goals and a team-high 17 assists. The senior tallied four or more points on three different occasions. He had a season-high four assists against Alderson-Broaddus and a season-high three goals against Roberts Wesleyan.
Bakular was second on the team with 18 turnovers in addition to 26 groundballs. The senior had a season-high seven caused turnovers against Pfeiffer University on March 15 and had four groundballs against Roberts Wesleyan and Walsh. He earned Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for the game against Pfeiffer.
The Storm's offense ranks 10th in the country at 13.17 goals per game. Defensively, the Storm is ranked eighth in the country, allowing 7.67 goals per game.
The Storm returns to action Friday (May 2) in the ECAC Championships against #12 Wheeling Jesuit University in a semifinal match.